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Special Ops 1.5 Review: Kay Kay Menon’s Himmat Singh is back with a crisp and gripping story

Special Ops 1.5

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Vinay Pathak, Aftab Shivdasani and Gautami Kapoor
Director: Neeraj Pandey
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

After a long wait, Kay Kay Menon starrer web series ‘Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story’ has finally been released on Disney Hotstar. Special Ops received a lot of love from the audience after its release in 2020 and now the second season of the action-packed series is ready to entertain the audience.

Special Ops 1.5 Story

“Himmat Singh Himmat Singh kaise bana yeh bahut interesting story hai,” narrates Delhi Police sub-inspector Sheikh Abbas (Vinay Pathak). The story is based on a RAW agent Himmat Singh (KK Menon), and shows how much struggle one has to go through the journey of becoming an agent. Abbas then goes on to piece together Himmat’s progess in the period between 2001 and 2003 and throws light on the seasoned secret agent and his exploits, including his run-ins with shady operators, police shenanigans, suspension from service, shock revelations and personal tragedies. Himmat is a year away from retirement and his superannuation package, Abbas is told, will depend on his testimony.

Special Ops 1.5 Review

Those who have seen the first season know that Himmat is honest, dedicated and a true patriot, who does not need words to express his love for the nation. Director Neeraj Pandey has tried to accumulate the best parts in the first episode of the second season. While there’s less action in the episode, the dialogues will surely amaze you.

So far, the actors have done a commendable job in the series. As always, KK Menon is brilliant and continues to win hearts with his work. Aftab Shivdasani has also done an amazing job. Gautami Kapoor as Saroj, the wife of Himmat Singh has a significant presence in the second season and makes her presence feel off-screen as well. You will love the consistency of performances by the actors.

Kay Kay Menon
Kay Kay Menon in Special Ops 1.5

The mini-season consists of four episodes, and you may not have noticed it, but they have been titled after the films directed by popular lyricist Gulzar – Aandhi, Mere Apne, Lekin and Ijaazat.

The editing, cinematography and background music add to the recipe that makes Special Ops 1.5 a brilliant watch.

Special Ops 1.5 Verdict

Overall, those who have seen the first season will not be disappointed at all. Special Ops 1.5 is more than just decent and excites you enough to justify its existence. KK Menon is the driving force behind the high-octane action drama but the cliffhanger ending indicates that there are more stories to be told.

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